Cremation? Burial? Do not allow another religious conflict!

Press Release Left voiceNo 17,Barrack Lane,Colombo 02. 2020.12.31 Cremation? Burial? Do not allow another religious conflict! Controversy has erupted across the country over the forcible cremation of the bodies of Muslims who died of the Corona pandemic. Since cremation is against Muslim religious and cultural beliefs, Muslims have started protests demanding that their bodies be allowed to be properly buried. On the contrary, Sinhala monks are also protesting against the demand, urging the government to cremate all the bodies. They are holding protests. The government has once again appointed an…

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“Put a Crimp in the Belt and the Whole Belt Freezes”: The Anniversary of the Flint Sit-Down Strike

Post on: December 30, 2020  William Lewis Today, 84 years ago, the Flint sit-down strike began. By sitting down, autoworkers stood up for the entire working class and set into motion a movement that built a mighty labor movement. As the pandemic and economic downturn continues to wreak havoc, it is important to remember what solidarity and grit can accomplish. When people picture the labor movement of the 1930s, one image that comes to mind is stern men sitting on car seat cushions reading the newspaper. They’re picturing the Flint sit-down strike.…

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Argentina abortion: Senate approves legalisation in historic decision

Argentina’s Congress has legalised abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy, a ground-breaking move for a region that has some of the world’s most restrictive termination laws. Senators voted in favour of the bill after a marathon session with 38 in favour, 29 against and one abstention. Until now, abortions were only permitted in cases of rape or when the mother’s health was at risk. The bill had been approved by the Chamber of Deputies earlier this month. The Catholic Church, which remains highly influential in Latin America, had…

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60 journalists were murdered in 2020

30 December 2020 In 2020, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world’s leading organization of the profession, recorded 60 killings of journalists and media personnel in targeted attacks, bomb blasts and crossfire in 16 countries around the world, 11 more than in 2019. Since 1990, the IFJ has recorded 2,676 deaths worldwide. The year 2020 will go down in history as that of an unprecedented global pandemic crisis, but also as that of the resurgence of assassinations of journalists and media personnel around the world. With 60 murders in…

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Anthonio Gramsci (1891-1937)

Anthonio Gramsci (1891-1937) Before I go to his concepts which are in “Prison Notebooks”, I would go through his early life a bit. Anthonio Gramsci was born in Ales, Oristano province of the island of Sardinia in Southern Italy. He was the fourth of seven sons of Francesco Gramsci (1860-1937) and Giuseppina Marcias (1861-1932). Gramsci’s father’s family reportedly left Albania around 1821. Gramsh (Albanian form: Gramsci) is a town in central Albania. It seemed that  the Albanian origin of his father’s family hereditary claimed the Surname of Gramsci; an Italianized…

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Interview with a leading farmer in India

In Defence of Marxism 23 December 2020 The recent farmers protests in India have paralysed the capital city of Delhi. About 32 farmers’ organisations and unions are participating in the protests, demanding the withdrawal of the reactionary farms’ bills passed by the Modi government on September 20. Comrades of the International Marxist Tendency held a short interview with Datar Singh, president of the Kirti Kissan Union. The union is active in various regions across Punjab and other parts of India representing small scale and landless farmers. The Kirti Kissan Union is playing a leading…

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85 years of LSSP

By Niel Wijethilaka This December marks the 80th anniversary of the formation of the LSSP, Sri Lanka’s oldest left party. 85 years is a long period of time in relation to human life. As a revolutionary political organization, it was an even longer period. The first 30 years of the LSSP were a period of unrelenting courage to build socialism in our country, as well as a period of conflict, chaos and divisions. The whole period that followed was a period of betrayal, in which they abandoned their old program…

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…After a Socialist Revolution

Post on: December 25, 2015  Julia Wallace A revolutionary salute to all comrades and to all comrades—Good Fight! ‘Twas the night before some ChristmasAnd in every placeThe future socialist revolution saved the entire human raceAnd Christmas was filled with happiness, solidarity and joyChildren worldwide sang, got and shared their toys And words like “double shift”and “overtime” disappearedInstead it’s not work we make crafts, gifts and cheerBecause under socialism no one works more than 20 hours a week tops‘Cause under capitalism we work more hours to make money for the boss And the…

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Discussion for the Unite of Left Parties began

Representatives of the two organizations have already begun discussions to explore the possibility of building a unity between the Left Voice and the Socialist Party. They have held already two discussions on this matter. Comrade Niel, chamil, Wijepala and Amarasingha represented the Left Voice and Comrade Mahinda Devage, Secretary of the Socialist Party and P.D. Saranapala  represented their party. The basis of the discussion was the document which put forwarded by Left Voice comrades. Comrade Mahinda Devage said that although there are some disagreements on some theoretically issues but they…

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Let Them Breast Feed!

කිරිදෙන්න ඉඩදෙන්න ! ප්‍රසූත නිවාඩු කප්පාදුවට එරෙහිවෙමු ! ඒකාබද්ධ ප්‍රකාශයට අත්සන් කිරීම වෘත්තීය සමිති / කාන්තා සංවිධාන / බහුජන සංවිධාන එක්ව, දෙසැම්බර් 24 උදේ 10.00 ට.. බොරැල්ල එන්.එම්. පෙරේරා කේන්ද්‍රයේ දී.. ඒකාබද්ධ සංවර්ධන නිලධාරි මධ්‍යස්ථානය பாலூட்ட இடங்கொடு! பிரசவ விடுமுறை குறைப்பிற்கு எதிராவோம்! ஒன்றிணைந்த வெளியீட்டுக்கான கையொப்பமிடல்.. தொழிற்சங்கங்கள்/ மகளிர் அமைப்புகள்..வெகுஜன அமைப்புகள் இணைந்து, டிசம்பர் 24 காலை 10.00 மணிக்கு.. பொரளை N.M.பெரேரா கேந்திரத்தில்… -ஒன்றிணைந்த அபிவிருத்தி உத்தியோகத்தர் மத்திய நிலையம்-

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